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City Council Votes to Pause Hiring of Vacant Jobs in Cambridge Police Department

The Cambridge City Council voted Monday to temporarily pause the hiring of vacant positions in the Cambridge Police Department and begin filling positions in the Housing Liaison Office, Community Development Department, and Central Square Library.


In Marathon Meetings, City Council and Cambridge Residents Deliberate Over Funding for the Cambridge Police Department

After nearly five hours of public comments from Cambridge residents, discussion over the budget for the Cambridge Police Department — framed by a national debate over police brutality — became heated Wednesday when the City Council heard testimony from Police Commissioner Branville G. Bard, Jr.


Cambridge Forms Committee to Advise Business Reopening

The City of Cambridge announced Thursday that a Small Business Advisory Committee will advise city policymakers on how the city can safely reopen businesses forced to close amid the coronavirus pandemic.


Cambridge Mayor Siddiqui Talks COVID-19 Response at Fast Forum

Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui spoke about the challenges of leading through a crisis — as well as the “supportive” response of the City of Cambridge — in a virtual forum at the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics Thursday.


City Manager Requires Cambridge Residents to Wear Masks, Per Emergency Order

Cambridge City Manager Louis A. DePasquale issued an emergency order Monday requiring all people in the city to wear face masks in public places, businesses, and common areas of residential buildings during the coronavirus crisis.


City Hall

The Cambridge City Council held a special coronavirus meeting Tuesday.


City of Cambridge Modifies COVID-19 Case Reporting Amid Nursing Home Tests

The Cambridge Public Health Department will make an aggregate count of all confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths in the city available online, including Cambridge residents living in nursing homes, the city announced Tuesday.


Cambridge City Council Requests New Public Health Protections for Grocery Store Workers

Cambridge City Council unanimously approved a measure requesting stricter public health regulations to protect grocery store workers during the pandemic.


Cambridge City Hall

The Cambridge City Council unanimously approved a measure Monday evening requesting stricter public health regulations to protect grocery store workers during the coronavirus pandemic.


City Manager Talks Cambridge Emergency Shelter, Discourages Street Closures in Council Meeting

Cambridge City Manager Louis A. DePasquale discussed developments regarding the City’s emergency COVID-19 shelter and discouraged city councilors from closing several streets to vehicular traffic during Monday’s city council meeting.


Cambridge City Council Passes Measures to Mitigate Effects of Coronavirus

The Cambridge City Council passed several measures Monday evening intended to give financial support to small businesses in Cambridge, identify potential emergency shelters, and halt in-person real estate showings during the coronavirus outbreak.


City Council Meeting

The Cambridge City Council convened to discuss COVID-19 protocols and other important city matters Monday evening.


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